Unemployed registered at employment centres drops 19.1%

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 20-09-2018 08:36:00 · 0 Comments
Unemployed registered at employment centres drops 19.1%

There were 338,147 unemployed people in Portugal registered at employment centres in August, a 19.1% drop compared to the same month in 2017, and a rise of 2.3% compared to July.

The figures were revealed on Wednesday by Portugal’s Professional Job and Training Institute (IEFP), in its monthly analysis on the job market.

Figures released by Eurostat on 31 August showed that Portugal’s unemployment rate in July was 6.8%, down from 8.9% a year earlier.

The unemployment rate in the euro zone in July, meanwhile, stood at 6.8% and in the European Union as a whole at 8.2%.


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